I wanted to incorporate words and texture in a collage, and Shawn’s Dictionary Page Stencil, Scribble Flowers 1 Stencil, and Vintage Butterfly Collage Pak provided the inspiration and tools for a cohesive theme.
I used the Vintage Butterfly collage pak to create the initial layer on the panel, then added a layer of modeling paste with the Scribble Flower stencil to create more texture. I used the Dictionary Page to stencil the beauty definition onto tissue paper with ink and applied it to the panel with Modge Podge. I cut out one of the individual butterflies from the collage pak in a circle and use some acrylic paint and ink to make it resemble being seen through a magnifying glass. Using some watered-down acrylic paint, I added some drips around the magnifying glass and created a vignette with some charcoal around the edges. In the end, I felt like it needed more 3-D elements, so I made a handle for the magnifying glass out of a large q-tip and twine. I found some cutout butterflies in my notecard stash that resembled the butterfly from the collage pack, so I stuck it on with a sponge dot. Finally, I re-stenciled just the word beauty on the panel.
Shawn Petite: Vintage Butterfly Collage Pak
Golden: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Green/Gold Liquitex: Basics Modeling Paste, Gesso, Gel Matte Medium, Modge Podge Matte Sealer glue and finish, Generals Pencil Peel & Sketch Charcoal, Ranger: Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Broken China, VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink-Nocturne, Krylon Workable Fixative
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